Archives: February 2012

China to Europe's Rescue?

Posted by: Linda Yueh on February 16

China's willingness to support Europe to cope with sovereign debt problems is sincere and firm. China is ready to get more deeply involved in participating in solving the European...

Greece May Have to Accept Escrow Account for Aid

Posted by: David Tweed on February 13

Now that the Greek parliament has voted to accept austerity terms necessary to obtain a second EU/IMF bailout, the action moves back to Brussels on Feb. 15, when euro-area...

Europe Hope Takes Stocks to Bull Territory

Posted by: David Tweed on February 09

It's all about equities. On the day that BlackRock CEO Larry Fink told Bloomberg TV that investors should be 100% in stocks, the MSCI All-Country World Index touched bull...

The Draghi Put Effect

Posted by: Linda Yueh on February 08

Successive Federal Reserve Chairmen from Alan Greenspan to Ben Bernanke have been associated with what financiers call a "put" option. The Greenspan put and the Bernanke put refer to...

Banking Crisis in Europe Averted... At Least for a Year

Posted by: Linda Yueh on February 03

That's the view of the Bank of England's Adam Posen, who sits on the rate-setting MPC. Posen says that ECB's loans to big European banks are a "game changer,"...

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Financial markets are on the edge as investors await a solution to the European debt crisis. This blog examines the banks that hold billions of euros worth of Greek, Italian, and other sovereign debt; the governments that must pay off or refinance that debt; and the implications for the worldwide financial system if they can't.

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